Table for two, please!


Have you noticed that holidays or special occasions tend to spark great expections? Will it be party-making or party-going? Will we be sending or receiving invitations?  Who do we want to spend time with? Whether you end up as the hostess or a guest, holiday festivities almost always revolve around food – thinking about, planning […]

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Elvis and a Simple Summer Salad


You might be wondering what Elvis might have to do with a simple summer salad? Well, generally nothing at all.  Except that after spending a fun-filled day in Savannah with friends from the Photography Club of Beaufort to view the Elvis at 21 exhibit at the Telfair Museum – Jepson Center dinner plans called for a simple summer meal. The Elvis at 21 photography […]

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Lowcountry Double Vision


Of the many special reasons to live in the Lowcountry, a sunset boat ride with friends ranks right at the top of the list! Cruising the Chechessee creek, Colleton and Okatie rivers up to the Port Royal Sound at sunset is a wonderful experience. At sunset the waters were like glass reflecting the beautiful sky. At […]

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Easy & Delicious Chopped Kale Salad


The other day, after an hour of weight training, Cyndi, my trainer offered me a large bunch of freshly picked kale.  She said she did not know quite what to do with this large, ruffly and leafy green.  I knew exactly what to do with it!  There are so many ways to prepare kale – it can be sautéed or […]

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Baby Kissing Weather!


Many years ago at the dawn of Spring when bright blue skies, billowy white clouds and warm, sunny days would appear after months and months of gray skies and snow-covered landscapes), my neighbor and friend Mark would announce the arrival of ‘baby kissing weather’.  He never offered a definition, it was more a feeling and an energy.  This […]

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Felicity Life Captured in Note Cards


I am so excited to share my new Felicity Life Note Cards with you!  I’ve wanted to do something fun and interesting with the many photos in my blog posts.  I wasn’t quite sure what that would be until I came upon a website, Artifact Uprising, and decided to turn my lovelies into note cards.  To say I am […]

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Camille Styles Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes

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Camille Styles, an amazing lifestyle blog offers creative and inspired ideas and recently posted recipes perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party that look too good to keep to myself!    These recipes will be the centerpiece of the Callawassie Island Big Girl Tennis team end of season party (which just happens to be scheduled on Cinco de Mayo!). […]

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Fernish Connections


I cannot help myself!  I wander around our gardens and want to share what I am seeing with you all.  Today I am seeing ferns.  I see Japanese Holly ferns that I planted to honor my mother.  They thrive in the toughest of circumstances.  In our garden this fern is an evergreen and forms into a […]

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A Floral Unfurling


I am more and more enthralled with the minute details of nature’s artistry and wanted to share an example of it with you.  I do not know the botanical (or common) name of this plant or many other plants, for that matter!  I think it might be an African Iris.  What I observe is that year after year, […]

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Strawberry Time!


It is strawberry time in Beaufort, SC !  And the place to go to pick these sun-ripened jewels of delicious sweetness is Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island.  There is nothing quite so enjoyable as taking a basket and walking through the rows and rows of strawberry plants to find the perfect berry – bright red with frilly green […]

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